The show was great, and meeting all the artists made feel like I'm part of something really cool. Lots of people stopped in to see the show, and friends and relatives made it up to see the show, which made me feel like a rock star. To top it all off, I won second prize (a $50 gift card to Pearl Paint, which I spent this morning) and I sold my piece!! I've never sold anything, so I'm still pretty euphoric. The buyer was an art history major in college, and loves collecting art. She seems really nice, so I'm feeling pretty darn lucky that my piece is going to a good home.
Here are images from the show - me with my piece, my piece in the background (to the right of that guy's head, hanging next to the window), Leon and his cousin Rachel admiring a really cool series of clay torsos, and two other views of the gallery.
This last photo is of the two pieces that won first and third prize. Unfortunately, you can't see the first prize piece, because the artist - Dan - is standing in front of his. It's cast grooved steel, and really yummy. I was delighted that he won because, as you can probably tell from my adjective, I really like the piece. The vertical color stripes on the right won third prize. I was very impressed with the quality of the work in general, and I'm really proud to have been a part of the show.